Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes
that his charges were lucky enough to come away with a 2-1 victory over Platinum
Mosimane's side played some exquisite attacking football in
the first-half, but only had the one goal to show for their efforts, scored by
Themba Zwane after just 11 minutes.
But Dikwena looked the better team for much of the second
half and hit back with an early equaliser after the break from Sphamandla
Mlilo, while threatening to go in front on a few occasions.
However, they were caught on the counter in the closing
stages as Khama Billiat linked up well with Tau before firing home the winner
on 84 minutes.
"Tonight we were very wasteful in the first-half. The
Gods of football were with us - we managed to score," Mosimane said as
quoted by KickOff.
"To be honest at half-time I never coached because I
was very emotional. I told them they've been wasteful and that is not how
champions behave. That is the behaviour of the after-effects of winning a cup.
"The first-half we could have scored how many? And then
they got their chance and they scored."
Mosimane said that that after such an underwhelming
performance he feels that his side does not deserve much praise despite the
"I know Percy got Man of the Match but he didn't play
well in the first-half in my opinion," he said.
"Anthony (Laffor) I don't even want to talk about that.
Not to say that I'm criticising them. I love them and I praise them. But why
should I praise them tonight after this?"